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Any studies correlating “Comfort Seeking” before/after stressful situations

Imagine a few common stressful situations that we all go through Being struck in traffic Having to wait for a bus, train... Going through security/immigration control at an airport Purely an ...
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What is receptor tonic activation?

From Long-term administration of the dopamine D3/2 receptor agonist pramipexole increases dopamine and serotonin neurotransmission in the male rat forebrain: The sensitivity of postsynaptic D2 ...
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accurately predicting behavior from initial brain state

so according to mainstream view brains are completely deterministic given initial conditions and knowing all the external input, and free will doesn't exist. so has there been attempts to predict ...
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Before taming fire, what did early humans do in dark? [on hold]

Obviously, they can't go to sleep immediately after sunset right?
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Why do our brains act in such a evil way sometimes that hurts other people?

I have seen some real evil acts. And I almost lost confidence in humanity. Why do we become so evil sometimes that hurts other people? I guess everybody knows the Renaissance novel Les Miserables by ...
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Is our brain that sensitive for some that when we take an impossible and difficult undertaking we can have a break down?

I will first give the members here an example then ask a generic question. I was always a jolly teenager. At age 15 and 16 when I was in grades 9 and 10, I decided I will be in the top twenty ...
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Triptans and SSRIs

When talking about triptans used for migraines such as Zolimitriptan, such drugs are selective serotonin receptor agonists. SSRIs, as their function states, are Selective Serotonin Reuptake ...
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Biochemical responsible for calming someone down from emotional anger [on hold]

I have been trying to find the biochemical responsible for calming someone down after anger, and still haven't found the chemical. I am trying to identify what occurs when the prematernal brain is ...
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Longitudinal consistency of StrengthsFinder

The StrengthsFinder survey is a personality assessment which finds strengths which an individual can contribute to an organization. What is the consistency of this assessment: When a person takes the ...
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Why can't we remember being babies?

I once watched a YouTube video explaining that it was because it was an evolutionary disadvantage to remember it better because you might do something like electrocute yourself with an electrical ...
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Where to find patient responses on Rorschach's Inkblot test?

I am looking to find data that has patient's responses to Rorschach's inblots as well and their associated diagnosis ( Mainly looking into patients that have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, ...
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What makes an individual more or less likely to accept and use the correct pronouncation of a foreign word?

My hypothesis is that for English speakers, if they are told them a word is pronouced different than they are currently speaking it they can have very different reactions depending on the origin of ...
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Strange synchronized brain pulses on EEG using OpenBCI Cyton board

I recently received an Open BCI headset, and have been experimenting with it. One interesting is my brain gives off very regular pulses. My wife tested the headset too, and she also had these pulses....
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Working with neuroimages and visualize them as JPG, PNG, GIF and so on

I am very new in this area, i am trying to visualize a good dataset of neuroimages to work with. I am stuck to visualize the images and save OpenNeuro files, it is totally saved in JSON format and ...
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Standards for professional behavior: working as a psychologist for online gambling platforms

Would working as a psychologist for online gambling platforms be against some standards of professional behavior? Do gambling platforms hire psychologist for making their games more addictive? I ...
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Stress and reading problems [on hold]

I am always interested in learning new things and have recently taken an interest in conditions which may result in difficulties in learning (in general). I have noticed that I have recently begun ...
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Can we change a particular addiction into another addiction?

My current knowledge about dopamine and serotonin came from a series of articles and web pages, a few videos also. As per my knowledge and readings I know that addiction is about reward, a person’s ...
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How does a brain learn strategies?

Imagine the simple task of finding words in a wordsearch. Initially the default strategy might be just to let your eyes wander around to see if you spot any words. Strategy 2 might be to search for ...
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What is the psychological explanation for the phenomena that a person sees the solution to a problem as “simple” once it has been found?

Is there in psychology an explanation and/or term that describes the phenomena that exists where people perceive a solution to a problem as “simple” after the solution has been found? I have noticed ...
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Brain controls body what if you control both? [closed]

In a movie named Ninja Assassin The master was teaching his students about the power they have He took a knife and wounded his hand then he put the other hand on the wounded hand and the wounded hand ...
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Is there a scientific consensus on the cause of IQ gap by race? [duplicate]

On average, there is a 15 IQ points gap between whites and blacks. Is there a scientific consensus on whether this gap is explained by nature/genetics, nurture/environment, or both? This NYT article ...
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Why are humans afraid of some other animals?

I am afraid of chickens, I can control it, but since I'm young I am afraid. Since doesn't seem to be a general fear. I know other people that are afraid of other species. My question is : is it ...
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Finding percentile ranks for questionnaires and psychometric tests

I am using a Levenson's Self-Report Psychopathy Scale to divide participants into two groups (high v low scores). I have selected participants based on them scoring in the top or bottom 25% of ...
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What can reduce the cognitive abilities in a common workplace? [closed]

There are many types of work that mainly create benefit by thinking, often called desk jobs. The output is based on the cognitive abilities of the person. It typically happens in an environment we ...
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Psychologist graduate from for profit school red flag?

I am seeking a psychologist for therapy session/counseling. I see many online that graduated from for profit schools namely "Argosy University" is a common one. Is this a red flag and may indicate ...
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Unzipping .nii.gz in python

I am using the nibabel package to load an image with 7 parcellations in it. It is a .nii.gz file and when I try to load it with nibable.load('image_file') I get the following error: ...
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communication problem with memory trouble as cause [closed]

First, doctors aren't aware of any previous medical condition i have. I have to tell my symptoms again and again since the doctor keeps asking for clarification of symptoms, and my memory is in a bad ...
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Is there a subfield of psychometrics focused not on test questions but “high-resolution” “behavioral” data?

I'm new here but I thought y'all would be the best place to ask. Is there some research sub-community that studies how to measure psychological constructs and processes when you have high-resolution ...
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Is there anything we can salvage and recycle from Learning Styles theory?

We know that the theory of Learning Styles has been debunked by cognitive research for some time now. Nevertheless, if we thought about learning styles not as some sort of sense-specialised teaching ...
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What's a clear explanation of “Shared environment”?

I often come across the term "Shared environment" (as opposed to "Non-shared environment"). I think I understand non-shared environment, but shared environment is very confusing to me. Can someone ...
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Is there a high-quality, academic reference material analyzing the culture of specific peoples?

If I wanted to get a very detailed, nitty-gritty analysis of a culture, say, Turkish, or Swedish, with a discussion of how people in this culture think and act, is there a reference material ...
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Are behaviourist practices and/or principles still valid and useful?

I understand how behaviorism is outdated for not considering the brain processes and cognition as ultimately responsible for memory and learning. Nevertheless, after reading Learning Theories: An ...
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Why do public toilets (the ones with multiple booths in a room) have such privacy-disrespecting booths? [closed]

I've been wondering about this all my life. I've seen it in numerous movies, TV series, in real life, locally and far away... It's always the same: the bathroom booths have a massive gap in the bottom ...
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How much ashwagandha to relieve depression?

I've read this article, where is the herb ashwagandha which could treat depression. Particularly: In one controlled 60-day study in 64 stressed adults, those ...
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Triggering false sense of stimulus

When I pinch my right upper inner thigh I get a tingling sensation on my right upper forearm (on the inner side (near the place my forearm is touching the desk as I type)). I have had similar ...
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Is the length and intensity of feelings and emotions limited?

So, I know hormones in the brain being released are more or less responsible for the emotions we feel. From a physical point of view, the amount of hormones available and the production rate of the ...
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How does intelligence or general cognitive ability vary with level of CO₂?

The cognitive ability of humans is varies with the concentration of CO₂ in breathing air. But how does it vary? A very high concentration causes sleepiness, and sleepiness is a state of reduced ...
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Is Contagious Yawning a Result of Brain Electromagnetic Waves Transmission?

Do there is a possible electromagnetic wave transmission between two individuals' brains that may cause contagious yawning?
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Seeking a standard term for the “Where's Waldo?” effect

Here is a commonly observed effect: Some things are very hard to find because they're embedded in surroundings where they don't stand out, but after you've found one, it's easy to find it again—and it'...
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Reason for experiencing electric current flowing through body during sleep from top to bottom [closed]

I know about sleep paralysis and there is several information about it, available over literature. Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or speak that occurs when you're waking up or ...
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What does it mean by “the resulting behavior doesn't produce the consequence”?

A lecture slide says: classical conditioning causes a stimulus to signal a positive or negative consequence; the resulting behavior doesn't produce the consequence. What does it mean by the ...
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How to learn how humans behave? [closed]

I have decided to study psychology as a hobby. I want it to understand better people that I am interacting with. Specifically, I want to know: Why humans talk / behave in certain ways? How they think ...
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Name of an effect, negative amplification

I've read several times about an effect that turns up when you are in a conversation with a person and the person starts suddenly complaining about their job, hobby or relationship. If one confirms ...
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What fraction of the population has secure attachment style?

Attachment theory suggests that we divide attachment styles into secure attachment style vs insecure attachment styles. What fraction of the population would be classified as having a secure ...
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What motivates someone to key a Tesla [closed]

Background Over the last few months there have been multiple reports of random strangers keying Teslas. I am interested in understanding the mental state of of the person carry out the act? I have ...
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How to improve the “happiness set point”? [duplicate]

In Wikipedia (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedonic_treadmill) it says: "The hedonic treadmill, also known as hedonic adaptation, is the observed tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively ...
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Meaning of “projection” and “to project” in neuroscience

What is the exact meaning of the term projection and the verb to project in neuroscience? I haven't found any neuroscience reference book or dictionary that gives a definition, although those terms ...
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Brain capillary density

Is there any data available on the density of capillaries in the brain? Also, I have seen images like this (from Chapter 2 of The Cerebral Circulation, by Cipolla MJ.): This illustrates to some ...
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Does this “near-aphantasia” condition have a name? [closed]

Aphantasia is a "condition" where you can't picture things in your mind; I read a few articles about it, and feel like I don't have it, but have something close to it, and would like to know if it has ...
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The result of using Introjection defense mechanisms in complex thinking (like finding a solution for god & evil paradoxical archetype)

the relationship between the ancient contradiction of the pattern of evil and God and the paradoxical behavior on this is an interesting matter. For example, ancient story about Mansor hallaj which ...

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